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Tammy Grimes



Born to a well-to-do Massachusetts family, Tammy Grimes studied drama at Stephens College in Missouri (where one of her instructors was George C. Scott) and New York's Neighborhood Playhouse. Grimes made her off-Broadway debut in the 1956 production The Littlest Revue. In 1959, she won a Theatre World Award for her performance in Look After Lulu; the following year, she graduated to full stardom in the long-running musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown, for which she won the first of her two Tony Awards. She rapidly became typed as a flamboyant, plummy-voiced "kook," a characterization that worked just fine on stage but did not adapt so easily to the more intimate medium of film. Perhaps as a result, Grime's film appearances have been few and far between. In 1966, she starred on the TV sitcom The Tammy Grimes Show, which was axed after three episodes; to clear herself for this assignment, she'd turned down the role of Samantha on Bewitched, which lasted eight seasons. From 1956 through 1960, Tammy Grimes was married to actor Christopher Plummer; their daughter, Amanda Plummer, is an excellent stage and film actress in her own right.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Horror At 37,000 Feet
  • Actor
2014
73% High Art
  • Vera
1998
No Score Yet A Modern Affair
  • Dr. Gresham
1995
No Score Yet Backstreet Justice
  • Mrs. Finnegan
1993
No Score Yet No Big Deal
  • Actor
1990
13% Slaves of New York
  • Georgette
1989
43% Mr. North
  • Sarah Baily-Lewis
1988
No Score Yet My Little Pony II---Escape from Catrina
  • Catrina
1986
No Score Yet America
  • Joy Hackley
1986
70% The Stuff
  • Herself
1985
No Score Yet No Big Deal
  • Actor
1983
63% The Last Unicorn
  • Mommy Fortuna
1982
8% Can't Stop the Music
  • Sydney Channing
1980
44% The Runner Stumbles
  • Erna
1979
No Score Yet Tartuffe
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet The Borrowers
  • Homily Clock
1973
No Score Yet Play It as It Lays
  • Helene
1972

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